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Google Wallet instant checkout lands on iOS

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Are you a Google Wallet user on iOS that has been looking for a faster way to use the service to buy your stuff?

Well you’re in luck, as Wallet’s 2-tap instant checkout’s been made available for Apple’s mobile platform. Read more »

EU to investigate Apple’s Irish tax activity

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It looks like Apple could be in trouble with the EU for some allegedly shady tax arrangements.

The competition authority of the EU requested information from Ireland, which is suspected of participating in illegal tax practices with Apple.

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Pyne is a simple and fun polling app

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Are you looking for a simple and fun way to “poll the world?”

Then Pyne might be the mobile application for you. Read more »

Apple to create in-house ad agency

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Apple has always been praised for its marketing, some even argue that the company’s advertising, moreso than the merit of its technology, is what really helps them to secure sales.

Well now it looks like Apple will start taking its marketing even more seriously, as it is looking to developing their branding strategies in-house now. Read more »

Xperia Z2 is the official phone of the world cup

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The 2014 FIFA World Cup has an official smartphone, and it’s the Xperia Z2.

This makes perfect sense, seeing as Sony is one of the World Cup’s biggest sponsors. Sony has produced a video highlighting their sponsorship while simultaneously pumping everyone up about the games. Read more »

Adjust blur intensity with updated HTC Gallery app

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Are you an HTC One M8 user who just loves snapping photos with your aluminum-clad device? Well there’s some good news for you.

HTC has just updated its Gallery application, giving you a brand-new feature: an adjustable UFocus Blur. Read more »

Skype for iPhone gets streamlined

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Skype’s iPhone application has been kind of left behind its Android and Windows Phone counterparts, but it now has been overhauled.

The newest Skype for iPhone update makes the app look a lot like the Windows Phone one and brings in a lot of changes that makes using it a more pleasant experience. Read more »

Google Now will wake you when you’re at your bus stop

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One of the best parts of commuting on a bus or a train is the ability to do pretty much whatever you want while someone else takes the wheel. You can read a book, play games on your phone, or take a nap. But if you miss your stop…it sucks.

Well the latest update to Google Now will alert you when you’ve reached your stop, giving you one less thing to worry about in your day. Read more »

Microsoft Surface 3 now available for pre-order

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Microsoft’s Surface series of tablets/computers/all-in-one devices have been getting mixed reviews since their inception, but they do seem to be getting better, especially with its latest entry, the Microsoft Surface 3.

If you’re interested in checking out the device, you’ll be able to play around with them in Microsoft and Best Buy stores. Hit the jump to find out more. Read more »

Corning makes anti-reflective coating for screens

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One of the most annoying things about using a smartphone is taking it out in the sun. Corning, the makers of Gorilla Glass, have been working on an anti-reflective coating for smartphone screens for a while now to combat that problem.

The company demoed the coating at Computex this year. Hit the jump to learn more about this new tech and see it in action. Read more »

iOS 8 will let you scan credit cards with your camera

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Google Wallet users have been able to scan credit cards with their device’s camera for a while now, and it looks like Apple is getting their feet wet with the mobile payment game as well.

Well, it’s a step closer, at least. iPhone users can now scan their credit cards with their cell phone’s camera in iOS 8. There are some restrictions however, learn more about the features after the jump. Read more »

MotionSavvy: a tablet app that reads sign language

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So there are plenty of applications for your tablet that are used to kill time and entertain you. Not to say that this pursuit isn’t worthwhile, but then there are apps that can make significant improvements to the way we, on a collective social level, can use to improve our lives.

MotionSavvy looks like it’s one of those apps: as it is designed to read your sign language motions. Read more »

Apple allegedly acquires Spotsetter to improve its Maps app

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Apple’s Maps application has come under fire in the past for offering a navigation solution that leaves much to be desired.

The Cupertino based company has vowed to improve its application and has been acquiring a few companies to help bring Maps up to speed. You may now add Spotsetter to that list. Read more »

Samsung boasts about the AMOLED displays on upcoming Galaxy tablets

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Samsung’s AMOLED screen technology has always distinguished their smartphones from the competition, but the company’s recent line of tablets have utilized LCD displays as of late.

Well it looks like big Sammie has elected to go back to putting AMOLED units on their upcoming Galaxy S line of tablets. Read more »

Apple picks its 2014 Design Award winners

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The best mobile applications and games of the year have been selected by Apple.

They unveiled the winners after the keynote presentation at WWDC 2014. Read more »